Betsayda Machado and Parranda El Clavo in Chicago March 25th!Mar 7th 2018

Betsayda Machado and Parranda El Clavo in Chicago March 25th!
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The kind of group that world-music fans have always been thrilled to discover: Vital, accomplished, local, unplugged, deeply rooted.

New York Times

Venezuelan Betsayda Machado brings it. The 'Tambor,' usually part of Afro-Venezuelan Music is the native language of El Clavo, a village founded by escaped enslaved persons who fled to create secret communities in the cacao-growing region near the central coast of Venezuela. Her spirit-shaking voice is said to make dancers float. The people of El Clavo trace their roots back to Senegal, and every story and every celebration has songs that evolved over time in parties, parades and processions. Much like our Brazilian History, Afro-Venezuelan music is rooted in freedom, classical and folk traditions of the land.

  • World Music Wednesdays: Free Concert: Please call to reserve your spot.

    4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000

    Show starts at 7:00PM

Old Town School of Folk Music

Article by: Virna Souza [BrazilChicago]


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